|A really cool photo manipulation by Erick Johansson.|
It's as if they're saying, "Let's make the world prettier, or at least my version of prettier, than it really is.
The exception, of course, is when artists are not trying to create reality. They're creating fantasy based on reality. When they do it well, the results are awesome.
Maybe the best examples I've seen is from photographer Erik Johansson, who was recently featured in a Mashable article.
|Can high tension electrical wires be musical?|
In photographer Eric Johansson's world, maybe.
'This part is like a puzzle,' Johansson writes on his website. 'I have all the pieces. I just need to put them together.'"
On his web site, Johansson said he is self-taught in both photography and retouch. He said since he acquired his first digital camtera in 2000, he has enjoyed manipulating photos.
As you can see in the photos on this pag and on Johansson's web site, he takes ordinary situations and makes them extraordinary.
|A consrructton site version of tic tac toe?|
Too bad this is one of Eric Johanssons photo
manipulations, and not the real thing.
Johansson desribes his works as "surreal ideas realized in a realistic way with a touch of humor maybe."
It's totally worth going to Johansson's web site and looking through many more examples of his work.
You can buy prints from his web site, too. If I had the space in the house to buy some of his work, I would. Johansson is totally worth checking out.